Indian Army’s First Indigenous ATAGS Capable Of Six-Round Automatic Firing In 30 Sec To Go On Trials In SeptemberMade In India ATAGS gun system (@livefist/Twitter)

Country’s first Advanced Towed Artillery Gun System (ATAGS) is expected to be ready for the crucial field trials of the army, said a senior official of the Defence Research and Development and Organisation (DRDO), reports Times of India.

“A team of scientists from the Pune-based Armament Research and Development Establishment (ARDE) and army officers from the Corps of Artillery conducted a key user assistant technical trial (UATT) of the gun between 20 May and 5 June at the firing range in Pokhran in Rajasthan. The gun has achieved critical technical objectives such as accuracy, range, day and night firing, and mobility. We have tested all types of ammunition. The gun has hit a target at a 45 km distance,” added the official.

The ATAGS is the first indigenously built 155 mm/52-calibre towed gun and one of the few in the world that has the six-round automated magazine that fires in 30 seconds. The existing 155 mm/52-calibre guns have three-round magazines which need to be reloaded manually, often resulting in casualties during the exercises due to maximum burst.

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